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Glasgow Women’s Library

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Upcoming Events

August 2017

She Made the Library

18th August - 2nd December

The final exhibition in GWL’s 25th year is a photographic portrait of women who helped to create the Library, and is a powerful and fascinating record of the growth of a unique organisation through collaborative working.

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Reading Group for Muslim Women

18th August at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading Group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issues. Join us as we read ‘If I should Speak’ by Umm Zakiyyah.

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£6 - £10

West End Women’s Heritage Walk

19th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Radicals, suffragettes and a pipe-smoking special constable. Hear all about them on the West End Women’s Walk this Summer.

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Free

Women’s History Unwrapped

22nd August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There are ordinary heroines and extraordinary women in every community’s history, but where can you find them and how are they recognised? Find out in our Women’s History Unwrapped workshops and see Lauren Printy Currie’s Travelling Gallery exhibition.

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Free - £2

Story Café Special: Anne Pia

24th August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We’re delighted to welcome Scots-Italian writer Anne Pia, who joins Story Café this week to talk about her fascinating, vivid memoir ‘Language of my choosing’.

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Free

Collect:if

24th August at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Collect:if is a network run by and for creative women of colour. Join us at this informal gathering, where we look forward to reconnecting, and welcoming new members!

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Women Making It

25th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th August, 2017

Summer is here and it’s time to try something new. Drop in to our Women Making It workshops where there’s lots of badges, trips and friends to be made!

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Seeing Things: A tour and workshop at the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

28th August at 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Seeing Things for an exciting visit to Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, which includes a private tour of works of art by women artists not currently on display in museums around Glasgow and an arts & crafts workshop!

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Story Café

31st August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Reinvent your lunchtime with our friendly Story Café, we’ve plenty of tales and poetry to brighten your Summer!

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September 2017
Free - £2

Belonging

5th September at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill and explore stories of journey and belonging in this relaxed creative writing workshop.

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Free - £2

Story Café Special: Maggie Ritchie

7th September at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We’re delighted that Maggie Ritchie will be reading from her new novel ‘Looking for Evelyn’, set in Zambia against a background of post-colonial race relations and political turmoil, in this Story Cafe Special.

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Free - £2

Bold Types: Creative Writing for Fearties

7th September at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Want to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) but intimidated by that blank page staring at you? Our Fearties sessions are the ideal place to fire up your literary mojo.

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Free - £2

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

7th September at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Drama Queens is an armchair drama group without the limelight – informal play readings with no performance at the end. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll be amazed! You’ll be amused!

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Seeing Things goes to Edinburgh Art Festival

8th September at 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Join Seeing Things for an exciting trip to the Edinburgh Art Festival and enjoy guided tours of two exhibitions featuring Kate Davis’ artwork and British realist painters from the 20th century.

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GWL Sunday Brunch on Subcity Radio

10th September at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 4 weeks that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until 8th October, 2017

Our Sunday Brunch Show, hosted by a different staff member each month, will ease you from your slumber with live chat, guest artists, writers, poets, activists, great playlists and tasty morsels from our upcoming events.

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£6 - £10

Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk

10th September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a stroll through this atmospheric Victorian cemetery while our tour guides bring back to life the notorious and forgotten women buried there. This is a hilly walk but the views across Glasgow are spectacular!

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Doors Open Days at GWL

11th September - 17th September

We’re offering even more chances to get to know us, our space, and collections with tours every day of the week this Doors Open Days Festival!

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The Doors Open GWL Barnstorm

13th September at 12:30 am - 2:00 pm

Over a lunchtime GWL will share some insights on the spaces, places, buildings and hotspots that bring women’s often hidden histories vividly alive.

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Story Café

14th September at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

There’s tales and poems from women writers from around the world to inspire you at our lunchtime Story Cafés this Autumn, so warm up with a cup of tea and become part of the story.

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Free

Utter: Raise Your Voice

14th September at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come along to our new and much-anticipated GWL singing group and celebrate the power of our collective voice!

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Women Making It

15th September at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 24th November, 2017

Three women sit around a table full of craft supplies making cards and badges. There are shelves full of books in the background.

Time to spread your wings and try something new? GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer fortnightly including scrap booking, badge making, creative writing and film screenings.

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Doors Open Day: East End Women’s Heritage Walk

16th September at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our women’s heritage walk for the East End focuses on some of the achievements and struggles of the resourceful and industrious women of Bridgeton and Calton, and explores the radical nature of the area which gave birth to them.

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Story Café

21st September at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

There’s tales and poems from women writers from around the world to inspire you at our lunchtime Story Cafés this Autumn, so warm up with a cup of tea and become part of the story.

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Free

Speaking Out: Exhibition Launch

21st September at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland exhibition and be inspired by the extraordinary achievements of women associated with the movement over the years.

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Free

Saying Their Name: Honouring the Women who have made GWL

23rd September at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us as we remember all the women who have played their part in the GWL story in this poignant performance, marking our 25th anniversary year.

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Free

Women’s History Unwrapped – Dumfries

27th September at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There are ordinary heroines and extraordinary women in every community’s history, but where can you find them and how are they recognised?

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Free - £2

Story Café Special: National Poetry Day

28th September at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

What better way to celebrate National Poetry Day than at our Story Cafe poetry picnic with Nalini Paul and writers from the Glasgow Women Poets Anthology reading and talking about their work!

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Free

Utter: Raise Your Voice

28th September at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come along to our new and much-anticipated GWL singing group and celebrate the power of our collective voice!

Find out more »

Women Making It

29th September at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 24th November, 2017

Three women sit around a table full of craft supplies making cards and badges. There are shelves full of books in the background.

Time to spread your wings and try something new? GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer fortnightly including scrap booking, badge making, creative writing and film screenings.

Find out more »
Free

Women Who Widnae Haud Their Wheesht in World War One

30th September at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Through talks, discussion and film we will explore the commonalities of experience between women who marched for peace in Glasgow and Manchester in 1916 and 1918 and learn about pioneering peace activism during WWI.

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October 2017
Free - £2

Belonging

3rd October at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill and explore stories of journey and belonging in this relaxed creative writing workshop.

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Free - £2

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

5th October at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Drama Queens is an armchair drama group without the limelight – informal play readings with no performance at the end. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll be amazed! You’ll be amused!

Find out more »
Free - £2

Bold Types: Creative Writing for Fearties

5th October at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Want to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) but intimidated by that blank page staring at you? Our Fearties sessions are the ideal place to fire up your literary mojo.

Find out more »

Reading Group for Muslim Women

6th October at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading Group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issues.

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Free

Speaking Out: Exhibition Tour with Audio Extracts

7th October at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Using extracts from oral history interviews conducted as part of the Speaking Out project, we frame the exhibition through the voices of women associated with the Women’s Aid movement over its 40+ years of history.

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£6 - £10

The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill Women’s Heritage Walk

7th October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glasgow Women's Library on Hill Street

From the bustle of Sauchiehall Street to the quiet and leafy back streets, Garnethill is full of surprises and has been home to many remarkable women, including Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and the trailblazing Glasgow Girls, who we’ll be celebrating as part of the Mackintosh Festival.

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GWL Sunday Brunch on Subcity Radio

8th October at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 4 weeks that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until 8th October, 2017

Our Sunday Brunch Show, hosted by a different staff member each month, will ease you from your slumber with live chat, guest artists, writers, poets, activists, great playlists and tasty morsels from our upcoming events.

Find out more »
Free

Women’s History Unwrapped – Clydebank

9th October

There are ordinary heroines and extraordinary women in every community’s history, but where can you find them and how are they recognised?

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Free

Women’s History Unwrapped – Dumbarton

12th October

There are ordinary heroines and extraordinary women in every community’s history, but where can you find them and how are they recognised?

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Free - £2

Story Café Special: Sister Creatures

12th October at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Discover women’s creative writing on animals and the natural world at our Story Café Special this week with GWL’s own Rebecca Jones.

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Free

Utter: Raise Your Voice

12th October at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come along to our new and much-anticipated GWL singing group and celebrate the power of our collective voice!

Find out more »

Women Making It

13th October at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 24th November, 2017

Three women sit around a table full of craft supplies making cards and badges. There are shelves full of books in the background.

Time to spread your wings and try something new? GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer fortnightly including scrap booking, badge making, creative writing and film screenings.

Find out more »
Free

Women’s History Unwrapped – Bearsden

17th October

There are ordinary heroines and extraordinary women in every community’s history, but where can you find them and how are they recognised?

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Free

Black Women’s Voices: An Evening of Film, Performance and Discussion

19th October at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Engender, NUS Scotland and the Glasgow Women’s Library for an evening of short film, spoken work and discussion exploring issues of history, identity, and feminism for black and minority ethnic women.

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Document Film Festival: Grab and Run

21st October at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grab and Run, Roser Corella. Film Still.

GWL have teamed up with Document Human Rights Film Festival to present Grab and Run by Roser Corella, a film that provides a close-up look at a tradition where women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands.

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Free

Speaking Out: Zine Workshop

21st October at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Creating positive, collective responses to violence through the power of art is part of feminist history. Join us for a zine workshop that will do just that!

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Story Café

26th October at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

There’s tales and poems from women writers from around the world to inspire you at our lunchtime Story Cafés this Autumn, so warm up with a cup of tea and become part of the story.

Find out more »
Free

Utter: Raise Your Voice

26th October at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come along to our new and much-anticipated GWL singing group and celebrate the power of our collective voice!

Find out more »

Women Making It

27th October at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 24th November, 2017

Three women sit around a table full of craft supplies making cards and badges. There are shelves full of books in the background.

Time to spread your wings and try something new? GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer fortnightly including scrap booking, badge making, creative writing and film screenings.

Find out more »
November 2017
Free - £2

Story Café Special: Ajay Close

2nd November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We’re delighted to welcome back Ajay Close to Story Cafe to read from her latest novel on the complex bond between mothers and daughters.

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Free - £2

Bold Types: Editing Mistress-Class

2nd November at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Our editing mistress-class will support you to polish your writing gem until it sparkles, and give you the boost you need to be bold.

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Free - £2

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

2nd November at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Drama Queens is an armchair drama group without the limelight – informal play readings with no performance at the end. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll be amazed! You’ll be amused!

Find out more »
Free

African Lost Classics: Flame

2nd November at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Africa in Motion presents African Lost Classics, a project aiming to screen some of the greatest African films that have been neglected or forgotten, or that have simply been lost to the archives.

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£2 - £3

Jane Austen in the Library

4th November at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Listen to readings from Jane Austen’s novels and extracts from her letters over a delightful afternoon tea with the Jane Austen Society Scottish Branch.

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Free - £2

Belonging

7th November at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill and explore stories of journey and belonging in this relaxed creative writing workshop.

Find out more »
Free

Utter: Raise Your Voice

9th November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come along to our new and much-anticipated GWL singing group and celebrate the power of our collective voice!

Find out more »

Women Making It

10th November at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 24th November, 2017

Three women sit around a table full of craft supplies making cards and badges. There are shelves full of books in the background.

Time to spread your wings and try something new? GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer fortnightly including scrap booking, badge making, creative writing and film screenings.

Find out more »

Story Café

16th November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

There’s tales and poems from women writers from around the world to inspire you at our lunchtime Story Cafés this Autumn, so warm up with a cup of tea and become part of the story.

Find out more »

The Open Archive: Our Bodies, Our Choice

16th November at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Feminists have been campaigning to win and keep access to sexual health education, contraception, safe and legal abortions, and parental rights for centuries. Join our friendly archivists as we explore collections which document our past struggles and look to our future.

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Free

Women’s History Unwrapped – Kinghorn, Fife

17th November

There are ordinary heroines and extraordinary women in every community’s history, but where can you find them and how are they recognised?

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£3 - £5

small white monkeys

18th November at 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An event to mark the publication of small white monkeys, a text written by Sophie Collins during her time at GWL supported by Book Works’ You Must Locate A Fantasy residency scheme.

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Free

Hear from our Community Curators

21st November at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

To mark the halfway point of the Women Making an Exhibition of Themselves project, the Community Curators will share their ideas and vision for GWL’s new permanent exhibition and will curate a pop-up of their favourite objects from the collections stores.

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Story Café

23rd November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

There’s tales and poems from women writers from around the world to inspire you at our lunchtime Story Cafés this Autumn, so warm up with a cup of tea and become part of the story.

Find out more »
Free

Collect:if

23rd November at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Collect: if is a network run by and for creative women of colour (WoC). Join us at our welcoming, informal gatherings to connect, build the network, and learn more about opportunities to use Collect:if and GWL resources to put your practice into the spotlight.

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Free

Utter: Raise Your Voice

23rd November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come along to our new and much-anticipated GWL singing group and celebrate the power of our collective voice!

Find out more »

Women Making It

24th November at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 24th November, 2017

Three women sit around a table full of craft supplies making cards and badges. There are shelves full of books in the background.

Time to spread your wings and try something new? GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer fortnightly including scrap booking, badge making, creative writing and film screenings.

Find out more »

Women, Water and Wheels

29th November at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy inspiring stories of the pioneers of women’s sport in the Arlington Baths Club, a beautiful Victorian swimming pool with a unique Turkish Bath, where women have been swimming since 1872.

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Free - £2

Story Café Special: Lesley O’Brien

30th November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

To celebrate Book Week Scotland 2017, gather around the Story Cafe table for a sensory and culinary feast with storyteller and musician Lesley O’Brien.

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Free - £2

Bold Types Creative Writing Showcase

30th November at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hear the shortlisted Bold Types writers read their stories in front of our wonderfully supportive and encouraging panel of judges.

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December 2017
Free

Collect:if Women of Colour in Literature

2nd December at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Collect:if members discuss women of colour in literature, breaking into the industry, and creating their works.

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Free - £2

Belonging

5th December at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill and explore stories of journey and belonging in this relaxed creative writing workshop.

Find out more »

Story Café

7th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

There’s tales and poems from women writers from around the world to inspire you at our lunchtime Story Cafés this Autumn, so warm up with a cup of tea and become part of the story.

Find out more »
Free - £2

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

7th December at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Drama Queens is an armchair drama group without the limelight – informal play readings with no performance at the end. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll be amazed! You’ll be amused!

Find out more »
Free

Interviews in the Video Data Bank

7th December at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kaisa Lassinaro and uh books present an evening of screenings and readings as a contribution to the less known history of women artists’ practices at the inception of the media arts movement in America.

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Free

Utter: Raise Your Voice

7th December at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come along to our new and much-anticipated GWL singing group and celebrate the power of our collective voice!

Find out more »

Reading Group for Muslim Women

8th December at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading Group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issues.

Find out more »

Story Café

14th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

There’s tales and poems from women writers from around the world to inspire you at our lunchtime Story Cafés this Autumn, so warm up with a cup of tea and become part of the story.

Find out more »
Free

Interrupted Film Screening with Document Film Festival: Grab and Run

14th December at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grab and Run, Roser Corella. Film Still.

For our second screening of Grab and Run with Document Human Rights Film Festival we revisit the ‘interrupted screening’ format. Audience members join one another around tables and the film is interrupted at key points to allow time and space for discussion and reflection.

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January 2018

Herland: Alter Native Burns

26th January, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Herland image

This New Year Herland we are all about song, storytelling, Gaelic & Scots and what women creatives from a host of backgrounds are doing with it.

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February 2018

Spring Programme Launch

1st February, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Spring Programme Launch

If you are just discovering GWL, come along to one of our legendary programme launches with tasters, exhibition previews, meet the team, book sales and early bird bookings.

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Our Red Aunt: Exhibition Launch

1st February, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In GWL’s first solo exhibition by an international artist, Fiona Jack introduces a new series of works made in response to her Grand Aunt, suffragette Helen Crawfurd, which will be exhibited at the library less than a mile from where Crawfurd campaigned on Glasgow Green in the early 1900s.

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Our Red Aunt

2nd February, 2018 - 17th March, 2018

Fiona Jack presents a collection of new works responding to the work and life of her Grand Aunt, prominent Scottish activist and suffragette Helen Crawfurd (née Jack).

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Free - £2

Belonging

6th February, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill and explore stories of journey and belonging in this relaxed creative writing workshop.

Find out more »

Reading Group for Muslim Women

9th February, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading Group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issues.

Find out more »

Collect: if

15th February, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Collect: if is a network run by and for creative women of colour (WoC). Through building mutual support we aim to highlight the existing work of Black and Ethnic Minority women, and nurture emerging creative voices.

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